3 Video Marketing Tips to Beat Your Competition

Does your company have a brand new product or service to offer but you don’t know how to start promoting it?

Video marketing just might be right for you. This short article discusses video marketing, its benefits and a brief guide on how to make a great video for any marketing project.

Through the web, you can learn about every marketing project possible. That being said, let me introduce you to the most current trend and perhaps the most effective of all online marketing techniques: video marketing.

The Hot Video Marketing Trend

video marketingVideo marketing simply may be the hottest trend to date in the marketing field. The time for telling through text marketing copy has passed. Instead, it’s now time for showing and telling through video.

If you’re not that familiar with video marketing, don’t worry. The internet provides a lot of resources on how you can make your videos. You can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing purposes. The following are some tips on how you can make video marketing work for your service.

1. Figure out where to publish your videos.

You have to understand where you are going to publish your video marketing output. Of course, you should seriously consider posting your videos on your blog, or on video sites like YouTube.

2. Determine the video content.

As a general guideline, your videos must contain information that will create more interest in your business’s services and products. The specific and actual content will have to vary, depending on what you are trying to show.

Videos on your website can be either product- or service- oriented. Your videos in your site can also be video testimonials from your clients, which helps build credibility.

Videos published on blog sites should be more about updates, news and special promos. They should simply notify your audiences about the current news and induce your audience to click the link to your website for more details.

For video websites like YouTube, your video ought to be less product-or service-oriented, and more imaginative and amusing. Your site link can be supplied with the video and your items can be included in them, but your videos should not be merely a simple sales pitch.

3. Recognize your audience.

Throughout the process, you need to keep your audience in mind. What age are your desired consumers? Who are they and where do they originate from? The material and tone of your video marketing efforts will greatly depend upon the demographics of your desired recipients.

After you have done all of the abovementioned steps, all you will need to do is to make your videos and post them online.

Of course, you may have to engage the services of a video professional for your purposes.

By searching the web, you can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing.

As we mentioned, your videos do not need to necessarily be product- or service-specific. They can also be video reviews obtained from your customers. These videos speak to the overall ability of your company in terms of its products and services and how you treat your customers.

Many companies find that they simply do not have the time to gain the knowledge and experience in video marketing to take it on internally.

That’s where we come in. After 37 years of experience in video marketing, we can guide you in the planning and creation of videos that will gain maximum customer traction for your budget.

Give us a call at 650-969-8273 or drop us an email at info@penroseproductions.com and let’s get started!



Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 4/17/18

Video Marketing for service businesses is the subject of the lead article this week in our “Video Marketing Weekly.”

video Marketing for Service Businesses

Today’s digital marketing world is changing. Use of video on your website is one of the most effective content marketing strategies. This week the Video Marketing Weekly introduces some excellent advice for using video to market your services.

The lead article this week is titled “Video Marketing for Service Businesses.”

Videos are an incredibly versatile format for content marketing. When it comes to making videos to promote your brand—to engage your prospective clients and to showcase your products—professional quality usually demands professional prices. So if you’re going to spend the money, you want to maximize the value.

In this lead article, the author discusses some effective ways you can use video to market your service-based site.

The author has a list of 7 things to do when video marketing for service businesses. These firms want to maximize the effectiveness of their videos as a marketing tool. We’ve written extensively about most of these before. But we were taken by his first point, which is: ‘Offer value. Every video you create should provide something of value to your prospective clients, such as a tip or a how-to demonstration. Never create videos just for the sake of having videos on your site.’

This is an excellent point.

When video marketing for service businesses, it can be tempting to simply post videos about what your service business does and why it’s so great. However, your viewer will not be attracted to this type of video unless they see what is in it for them. If they have a perceived value, they will more likely remain engaged with your video content.

But with YouTube, the value does not necessarily need to be “baked in” to the video itself.

That is, the value can be added later with pop-ups and annotations that are added AFTER the video is uploaded to YouTube. This means the videos can be changed in the future as your business does. For example, you can offer special prices for different services at different times of the year as your marketing emphasis changes.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

So please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. And it’s free.

So, are you ready to start Video Marketing for your service business?

We would be delighted to help. We will put our more than 3 decades of video production and video marketing expertise to work for you.

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in the creation of marketing videos. Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our credibility. Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our ability to accomplish this.

For support with your video marketing for service businesses — and to identify your target viewers for your video content marketing — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.